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Carly Meek Carly Meek, Esquire
Lawyer, City of Ormond Beach
Current Board Office: President
Board Member Since: December 18, 2012
What Carly loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I am honored to be a part of an organization which serves the community by assisting families in helping babies have a healthy start. It is nice to be around a group of people who dedicate their time to accomplishing the Healthy Start mission of promoting a system of care that optimizes/maximizes healthy outcomes for pregnant women and young children.”
Suzette Cameron Suzette Cameron
Director of Alumni Engagement & Special Events, Daytona State College
Current Board Office: Vice President
Board Member Since: February 6, 2015
What Suzette loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I love people and serving them and helping in any way possible.”
Steven Forsyth Steven R. Forsyth
Private Banking Manager, Fifth Third Bank
Current Board Office: Treasurer
Board Member Since: October 8, 2007 – January 18, 2012; December 18, 2012
What Steve loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Sometimes people don’t care how much you know, they want to know how much you care. Healthy Start knows how to care.”
Diane Smith Diane Smith
Self-employed
Current Board Office: Immediate Past President
Board Member Since: February 28, 2011
What Diane loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Being part of an organization that makes such a significant difference in the lives of our young families.”
Alex Middleton Alex Middleton
Director of Sales & Events, Museum of Arts & Sciences
Board Member Since: February 13, 2017
What Alex loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I enjoy the opportunity to give back to the community and help advocate for those families who utilize the services of Healthy Start.”
Alma Dixon Alma Yearwood Dixon, EdD, MPH, RN
Private Citizen
Board Member Since: February 7, 2014
What Alma loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “The commitment to address issues related to infant mortality within African American communities.”
Amanda Hayes Amanda K. Hayes
Financial Adviser, The Executive Compensation Group
Board Member Since: December 9, 2014
What Amanda loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I enjoy serving on the Board so that I can give back to my community.”
Chris Fulton Chris Fulton, CIC
Senior Vice President, Brown & Brown, Inc.
Board Member Since: December 9, 2014
What Chris loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Helping children”
Jessica Fox Sznapstajler Jessica Fox Sznapstajler
Consolidated Tomoka Land Co.
Board Member Since: September 21, 2010
What Jessica loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I like to volunteer my time to help others and my goal in life is to assist families in need. I can help spread awareness by being on the Board.”
Joanna Nightingale Joanna Nightingale, RN, BSN, CCRN
Halifax Health
Board Member Since: June 14, 2016
What Joanna loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “What I love most about serving on the Healthy Start Board is being active and involved in my community. I see it as an opportunity to learn about the needs of my community and how to foster change to meet those needs. I am an advocate for our community’s special needs and medically fragile pediatric population, and I look forward to working with Healthy Start to improve the health and wellbeing of those families and my community.”
 John Meyers John Meyers, MD, FACOG
Doctor, OB/GYN Health Center
Board Member Since: August 17, 2007
What John loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Being on the front lines, caring for pregnant women every day in our community, I can assist Healthy Start by communicating with caregivers, patients and administration.”
Kassandra Blissett Kassandra Blissett
Private Citizen
At-Large, Nominating and Governance Chair
Board Member Since: November 21, 2008
Capacities or Committees Served: Nominating and Governance Committee
What Kassandra loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I enjoy working directly with the dedicated board of directors and passionate and extremely knowledgeable Healthy Start staff. While I have served the public for close to twenty (20) years both professionally and through my volunteer efforts, serving in this capacity is one of my most rewarding roles. Involvement and participation with Healthy Start actually enhances and saves lives. It is difficult to maintain a dry eye when I hear of all those in need and most importantly the success stories of those receiving the benefits of this worthwhile program.”
Loverso Walker Loverso Walker
Pastor, Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C.
Board Member Since: January 1, 2010
What Loverso loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I have a personal concern for the health and wellbeing of people in our community.”
Pam Carbiener Pamela Carbiener, MD
Doctor, Halifax OB/GYN Associates
Board Member Since: January 18, 2006
Capacities or Committees Served: Fetal Infant Mortality Review Case Review Team (FIMR-CRT), FIMR Community Action Group (FIMR-CAG)
What Pamela loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Everything”
Patricia Boswell, MPH Patricia Boswell, MPH
Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County
Board Member Since: April 13, 2016
What Patricia loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “The opportunity to work with a group of individuals who impact issues related to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, children and families.”
Rafael A. Ramirez Rafael Ramirez
Market Development Specialist, Halifax Health
Board Member Since: December 13, 2016
What Rafael loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Making a difference for moms and babies”
Rebecca Vernon Rebecca Vernon
Director of Women & Children’s Services, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Board Member Since: December 13, 2016
What Becky loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “I enjoy serving on the Healthy Start Board as the organization provides a wealth of services and valuable resources to the families of our communities. I have dedicated many years to improving the quality of services for women and children and connecting Florida Hospital’s Women & Children Services with Healthy Start enhances the resources available as we work together to promote healthy outcomes for pregnant women and children in our communities.”
Robert Snyder Robert E. Snyder, Jr., MPH
Health Officer, Department of Health – Flagler
Board Member Since: July 9, 2015
What Robert loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “The alignment between what Healthy Start and the Department of Health does to address child and women’s health issues is strong. Together, we can accomplish much more in our communities, especially tackling health equity issues.”
Zenesha Barkley Zenesha Barkley, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor/Assessment & Program Evaluator, Bethune-Cookman University School of Nursing
Board Member Since: February 7, 2014
What Zenesha loves most about serving on the Healthy Start Board: “Having the opportunity to serve with a group of dynamic professionals who share the same passion as she does and that is helping to meet the needs of pregnant women, infants, children, and their families within our community. As a nurse educator, it is a privilege to bring awareness and share this experience with the next generation of nurses by stressing the importance of serving the community, discussing prevention strategies, promoting health, and safeguarding health-equity.”